Media Advisory - Important Safety Advisory on Cosco and Eddie Bauer Child/Booster 2-in-1 Restraints



    OTTAWA, Feb. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Transport Canada is advising the public
that when in forward-facing mode, the harness system on certain Cosco and
Eddie Bauer child/booster 2-in-1 restraints that holds the child into the seat
can loosen. The resulting slack in the harness system reduces the
effectiveness of the child seat in the event of a motor vehicle collision,
which could create excessive movement of the child's body and head, and lead
to serious injury. To date, there have been no reported injuries associated
with this problem.
    79, 254 units manufactured between November 1, 2003 and December 31, 2005
inclusive are affected. These models are:

    
    - Cosco Adventurer: 2209CBNG
    - Cosco Ventura DX: 2249CFLG
    - Eddie Bauer: CRS/HBB - 2258CSHL, 2285CEBN, 2285CMBP, 2289CAFD,
      2289CARD, 2289CBGL, 2289CBLD, 2289CHLT, 2289CHML, 2289CMAC
    

    Company Action and Consumer Recourse: On August 31, 2007, Transport
Canada issued a public notice (2001-PO5) to inform Canadians of the harness
slippage of all Dorel Juvenile Group Inc.'s 3-in-1 infant/child/booster
restraints. Due to additional complaints received by Transport Canada and
Dorel on restraints not included in the original notice, the company extended
the original public notice to include the above mentioned child/booster 2-in-1
restraints. Dorel will provide a replacement adjuster strap for the affected
models, which will eliminate slippage.
    Consumers who have completed and returned their registration card will
receive notice by mail. Those who have not sent in the registration card
should contact Dorel Distributions Canada at the toll free number
(1-800-219-0540) or via email at aopublicnotice@djgusa.com. Until the
replacement adjuster strap is received, Dorel Distributions Canada recommends
the continued use of the product.
    A public notice was issued by Transport Canada on January 30, 2009, and
further information on the Cosco and Eddie Bauer car seat harness slippage can
be found on Transport Canada's website at:
http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/safedrivers/childsafety/notices/menu.htm




For further information:

For further information: Media Relations Transport Canada, Ottawa, (613)
993-0055


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